Pound halts three-day decline before UK growth data.

• Analysts expect GDP growth of 0.7% to 0.8% in the third quarter
• ECB vies for third time lucky in European stress tests
• Dollar rally fizzles out
• Rand firms on euro, dollar

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Pound mixed as tone of BoE minutes softens.

• BoE minutes add to signs rate hike on back burner
• Euro worst performing major braces fro growth update
• Dollar firms in Asia after US inflation rise
• Kiwi dollar falls on benign inflation data

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Interest rates in focus as BoE minutes due.

• Pound little changed as investors await BoE meeting minutes
• Euro flat after drop on ECB easing plan reports
• Dollar gains against Euro, Pound
• Australian dollar unaffected by CPI

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Dollar weakens with early Fed rate increase prospect fading.

• Sterling makes solid start to the week
• ECB to spend €1 trillion on bonds to kick-start the euro economy
• Fed interest-rate increase at 46 percent, from 51 percent last week
• Yen gains as Asian stock slide fuels safety demand

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Markets jittery as global growth worries investors.

• Sterling held back by dampened rate hike expectations
• Merkel, Draghi stand firm in market rout
• Economic growth to Ebola woes spur volatility
• Yuan climbs for second week after export gains

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Sterling sell-off after soft inflation data.

• UK inflation falls to five-year low of 1.2%
• Poor German data knocks euro
• Dollar stands tall as euro hit by economic gloom
• SNB seen keeping Franc cap until 2016

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Global growth concerns hit risk appetites.

• Pound softens on mixed data, flight to safety
• Greek bailout concerns top Eurogroup meeting
• Dollar slips against Yen as growth worries hit risk appetite
• Yen advances to four-week high amid global jitters

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BoE Leaves rates at 0.5% as EU economy falters.

• Treasury Chief warns of impact of euro-zone woes
• ECB’s Draghi vows to fight inflation
• Dollar softens on rate view
• Yen set for more gains as global growth concerns deepen

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GBP/USD rises on FOMC and BoE

Carney’s Low-Rate Case Aided by Euro-Region Economic Woes
Dollar Falls to Two-Week Low as Fed Bets Tempered
Yen Set to Advance to One-Month High on Fibonacci; Aussie Gains

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Dollar gains ahead of FOMC Minutes.

• UK manufacturing data helps steady sterling
• Euro creeps higher despite weak data
• Dollar needs strongly hawkish FOMC Minutes to regain momentum
• Rand down on foreign reserves dip

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